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Alternative-Valentine’s Day ideas for 2022

Whether it’s anti-Valentine’s or galantines, FACT has got you covered.

Abu Dhabi

Coopers at Park Rotana celebrates being single and ready to mingle with an Anti-Valentine’s themed Saturday Brunch. Spend the day with unlimited food and drinks, accompanied by a lively atmosphere from DJ Johnny. If you’re up for it, there’s a board where you can write a note to your ex. Saturday 12 February, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 229 (soft beverages), AED 319 (house beverages) and AED 349 (premium beverages). 

GO: Call 02 657 3325 for bookings and more information.

Coopers Brunch


Who needs a date when you have a mate? Grab your best friend and get messy this Valentine’s Day with a special buy one, get one free offer on selected food items, selected shots for AED 20 and an Anti-Valentine’s happy hour until closing. Monday 14 February, from 4pm to 1am.

GO: Call 02 681 1900 for reservations and more information.

Alternative-Valentine's Day ideas

McGettigan’s Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

When everyone else goes for hearts and roses, McGettigan’s at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi celebrates the singles with a special Anti-Valentine’s Drunch package. Enjoy five selected beverages for AED 100, plus tunes from a DJ and live music from McG music artist Mike Paterson. Friday 11 to Monday 14 February, from 2pm to 11pm.

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

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PJ O’Reilly’s

If you’re after something a little more casual, the FACT award-winning PJ O’Reilly’s is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy pub grub classics. With the longest Happy Hour in Abu Dhabi, couples or friends can enjoy beverages from AED 32 inside the cosy restaurant space or poolside on the terrace. Monday 14 February, from 12pm to 1am.

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.

Saturday brunches

W Lounge

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s Miss-Behave Ladies Nightfall be given an anti-Valentine’s twist. Expect upbeat tunes and Valentine’s themed thirst-quenching sips amidst the vibrant setting of W Lounge. Wednesday 16 February, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 95 per person.

GO: Email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com or call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

f1 weekend 2021


Visit this contemporary restaurant at Vida Downtown for an evening of fun. Designed for singles ready to mingle, guests can sip on two Valentine’s themed cocktails while getting sociable. Sunday 13 and Monday 14 February. AED 95 per person.

GO: Call 04 888 3444 for reservations and more information. 

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Joe’s Backyard Gastropub

Grab your friends and get quizzical at Joe’s Backyard Gastropub at Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse. The Anti-Valentine’s Day Quiz Night is themed around the television show Friends, complete with music rounds and an extended happy hour. Monday 14 February, from 8pm to 10pm. AED 149 (Joe’s Platter and two beverages).

GO: Call 04 583 3124 for reservations and more information.

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Head down to KNOX this Valentine’s Day for a fun speed dating event that brings together the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes from across Dubai. Expect a cheeky night full of banter, beverages and beautiful people. Monday 14 February, from 9pm to 11pm. AED 120 per person.

GO: Call 050 404 2994 for reservations and more information.  

Alternative-Valentine's Day ideas

St. Trop 

The Anti-Valentine’s themed brunch is the perfect opportunity for a night out with friends to celebrate the occasion. The brunch features oysters, steak tartare à la maison, seabass carpaccio, mini katsu beef, wild mushroom arancini and paprika prawns. The brunch culminates on a sweet note with pistachio éclair, berry pavlova and much more. Saturday 12 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 250 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 675 (bubbly).

GO: Email sttrop.difc@waldorfastoria.com or call 04 515 9800 for reservations and more information.

Alternative-Valentine's Day ideas

Street Diversions

Girls can celebrate GALentine’s Day with a package deal that combines one main course with free-flowing drinks and live performances. Available Sunday 13 February, from 7pm to 9pm. AED 179 per person.

GO: Visit https://street-diversions.com or call 056 303 0380 for reservations or more information.

Street Diversions

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